MARY HELEN (MARBLE) HUSON

Mary Helen (Marble) Huson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. December 1829 in Willoughby, Cuyahoga County, OH
D. March 18, 1850 in Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Levi Marble born May 10, 1790 in Williamsburg, Hampshire County, MA son of Ephraim Marble (1767-1825) and Anna (Dunham) Marble (1769-1832); married Elizabeth Granger on February 19, 1809 in Sodus, Wayne County, NY; Levi died March 4, 1874 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Levi Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Mother: Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble born March 22, 1791 in Sandisfield, Berkshire County, MA daughter of John Granger (1764-1812) and Sarah (Morse) Granger (1767-1850); Elizabeth died August 22, 1878 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Husband: Judson M. Huson born December 28, 1819 in New York son of Elijah Huson (1792-1860) and Alzada (Tyler) Huson (1796-1875); married (1) Rhoda Ann Stafford, she died May 22, 1841 in Dundee, Yates County, NY ten days after the birth of her only child; married (2) Mary Helen Marble on June 30, 1849 in Lake County, IL and lived in Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL; married (3) Cathrine Alvord on April 21, 1852 in Lake County, IL; after the death of Mary, Judson and his daughter, Ann, from his first wife lived with his younger sister, Louisa (Huson) Booth (1827-1883) and her husband, Marshal H. Booth (1812-1906) in Wauconda Township; Judson died November 15, 1854 at age 34; (See section pertaining to Judson M. Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Sarah Ann Marble born about 1810 in Ohio; Sarah died in Ohio, unmarried
    • Amy (Marble) Morse born November 16, 1814; married Enoch Morse (1807-1883) on February 7, 1835 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH; their children were: 1) Chauncey C. Morse, and 2) Julia (Morse) Fredericks; Amy died March 10, 1890; Amy and Enoch are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL
    • Hannah (Marble) King born April 29, 1819 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married Chauncy King (1809-1871) in Lake County, IL on September 14, 1843; their children were: 1) Levi King, 2) Clarence King, 3) Arabella (King) Marble husband of Converse Marble (1847-1926); Hannah died October 30, 1903 in Fox Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, WI
    • George Marble (1820-1820); died in infancy
    • Delilah (Marble) Seeber born May 20, 1821 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married Abramham I. Seeber (1814-1897) on January 25, 1841 in Lake County, IL, son of John William and Elizabeth (Waldrath) Seeber; Delilah died April 14, 1903, in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Delilah (Marble) Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Abraham “Abram” I. Seeber buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Otis L. Marble born July 5, 1823 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married (1) Elizabeth L. Crosby (1828-1855) on October 20, 1853 in Scott County, IL; she was the daughter of Thomas Baker Crosby and Mary “Polly” (Salls or Salts) Crosby; she died May 16, 1855; married (2) L. Eliza (Wood) Coleman about 1859; Eliza was the widow of Milton Coleman; Otis died January 10, 1861 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Eliza (Wood) Marble died May 21, 1895. (See section pertaining to Otis L. Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Elizabeth L. (Crosby) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman born November 14, 1828 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH; married James Clark Freeman (1828-1904), on August 9, 1850 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL as his first wife; Marie and James had one child: Shepard Freeman born 1853 in Illinois and died January 4, 1918 in Houston, Harris County, TX, spending most of his life in Wisconsin before becoming a government agent on the Keshena Indian Reservation and Menominee Indian Reservation; Marie died June 17, 1854 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Marie Antoinette (Marble) Freeman buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); James Freeman married (2) Emily E. Granger (1837-1920) in 1857, daughter of Elisha (1795-1847) and Sarah “Sally” Granger (1798-1880); James was Captain of Co. D, 32nd Wisconsin regiment in the Civil War and an attorney in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI. (See section pertaining to Sarah “Sally” (Granger) Granger buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); James Clark Freeman and his second wife, Emily E. (Granger) Freeman are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Oshkosh, Winnebago County, WI
    • Elizabeth Electa (Marble) Botsford born September 22, 1833 in Bedford, Cuyahoga County, OH; married Captain Reuben Smith Botsford on January 9, 1859 in Fort Hill, Lake County, IL son of Reuben Lay Botsford (1806-1898) and Nellie Eliza (Smith) Botsford (1809-1894); Reuben was born July 31, 1833 in Albany, Albany County, NY and died August 21, 1918 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Captain Botsford was a Civil War veteran officer of Company F, 39th Illinois Infantry engaged in twenty-five battles; Elizabeth died May 27, 1910 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Elizabeth and Reuben are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL; According An American Family – Botsford-Marble Ancestral Lines (1933), portions of “Obituary Published by the Loyal Legion” of Reuben Smith Botsford:

“In 1854, the wider opportunities of the west called the family to Illinois, where an uncle, Jacob M. Botsford had previously settled. Early in the year the father came, and on August 6, 1854, the rest of the family landed at Dickinson’s Pier, Waukegan.  A farm was secured in Fremont Township, near Fort Hill, and Reuben S. constructed the family home, a structure of wooden blocks. He also manufactured the primitive furniture.  For the next few years he lived with his parents, still working at his trade, and erecting nearly all the pioneer buildings in the vicinity of Waukegan…  He was married on January 9th, 1859, to Elizabeth E. Marble, daughter of Levi and Betsy (Granger) Marble, pioneers of Lake county, Illinois, who descended from distinguished ancestry.  This estimable lady was born in Bedford, Ohio, September 22, 1833, and died at Waukegan, May, 1910.  Seven children were born to this couple – three surviving – Otis M., president Botsford Lumber Company, of Winona, Minn.; Nellie E. Persons, and Anna D. Botsford, of Waukegan, Ill.  Seven grandchildren survive, to wit; Mortimer and Reuben Botsford, of Waukegan; Marian, Blanche and Anna Persons, of Waukegan; Martha and Elizabeth Botsford, of Winona, Minn.”

Additional Information:

According to the U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule, 1850-1885, Schedule 3. Persons who Died during the Year ending 1st June, 1850 in the Town of Wauconda in the County of Lake, State of Illinois:

Helen Huson, age 18, married, born in Ohio, died in March, cause of death: consumption, number of days ill: 60